Bachelor of Music: BMus(Hons)

The four-year BMus(Hons) balances training in solo, chamber, and orchestral performance with critical enquiry into music past and present: the study of music in context, contemporary cultures, and a range of courses developing practical and applied skills.

Key Features

  • Weekly one-to-one Principal Study lessons
  • Opportunities for instrumentalists to undertake Related Study on an instrument related to your Principal Study (e.g. cor anglais or baroque oboe for oboists)
  • Second Study tuition is available (audition at start of programme necessary) and students with an equally high level of ability in two areas may undertake Joint Principal Studies
  • Faculty-based activities, including chamber music and duo performance coaching, an orchestral training programme, performance classes, language classes (singers), music technology (composers) and improvisation (organists)
  • Orchestral and choral projects, workshops and masterclasses in all areas including historical instruments
  • A range of core units in Years 1 and 2, and a comprehensive range of options in Years 3 and 4
  • Career development support and advice from the renowned Creative Careers Centre
  • Exchange opportunities, as part of your RCM studies, with leading international conservatoires in Europe, the USA and Australia, normally undertaken in Year 3. 
  • The award, to successful students at the end of the programme, of the internationally recognised BMus(Hons) degree under the RCM’s own Royal Charter

Meet the students

Meet some of our current students to find out what life as an undergraduate student at the RCM is truly like:

More about the course 

BMus Programme at a Glance (343 kb)

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